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Maryland’s Purple Line rail

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The 16-mile Purple Line, which would run between Bethesda in Montgomery County and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County, is designed to provide faster and more-reliable east-west transit than buses and connect Maryland’s spokes of the Metrorail system with neighborhoods, MARC commuter rail stations and Amtrak stations.

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Hogan’s comments on ‘building roads’ bode ill for the Purple Line

The incoming governor says his priority is “building roads,” not light rail lines.

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Battle for Purple Line heats up as Hogan prepares to become Maryland governor

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Both advocates and opponents of the light-rail plan say they will appeal to the governor-elect’s business sense.

Federal spending bill includes $100 million for Purple Line

If approved, money would be first significant federal construction aid for Maryland light-rail project.

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Local digest: O’Malley hires Hyers as a senior adviser

A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

Purple Line bid deadline delayed for Hogan decision

Maryland transit officials say they want to give the governor-elect time to consider the project before accepting bids.

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Taxpayer backlash creates major doubts for Columbia Pike streetcar and Purple Line

COLUMN | After elections, the Purple Line and Columbia Pike Streetcar might be in danger.

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Riding light rail and streetcars into better communities

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Planned streetcars and light rail will improve quality of life in the region.

Timing of Hogan decision on Purple Line could cost Maryland

If the governor-elect waits until after Jan. 9 to make a decision, it could end up costing the state $8 million to cancel bids.